Sign in with a different Apple ID on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

Use these steps to change the Apple ID that you use with services like FaceTime, iCloud, Messages, or the iTunes Store, iBooks Store, and App Store.

Your Apple ID is the account you use to access Apple services like the App Store, Apple Music, iCloud, iMessage, FaceTime, and more. It includes the email address and password you use to sign in as well as all the contact, payment, and security details you'll use across Apple services. You can sign in to all Apple services with a single Apple ID and password. 

If you're no longer using the email address associated with your Apple ID, you can change the email address that you use as your Apple ID, then use the steps below to update it in the services on your device. If you forgot your Apple ID, there are a few ways to find it.

iCloud

  1. Tap Settings > [your name]. On iOS 10.2 or earlier, tap Settings > iCloud. If you see the option to sign in, you can change your Apple ID now.
  2. Scroll down and tap Sign Out. 
  3. Follow the onscreen steps and choose what to do with your iCloud data. After you sign out of iCloud, you might not be able to access some of your data that's stored in iCloud until you sign in again. If you're part of a family, you need to sign back in to use Family Sharing.
  4. Go back to Settings > Sign in to your [device], then enter your Apple ID and password. On iOS 10.2 or earlier, go back to Settings > iCloud, then enter your Apple ID and password.
  5. Tap Sign In.

If you updated your Apple ID email address and your device repeatedly asks for the password to your previous Apple ID, you can temporarily change your Apple ID to sign in.

iTunes Store, iBooks Store, and App Store

  1. Tap Settings > [your name] > iTunes & App Store. On iOS 10.2 or earlier, tap Settings > iTunes & App Store. If you see the option to Sign In, you can change your Apple ID now.
  2. Tap your Apple ID, then tap Sign Out.
  3. Go back to Settings > [your name] > iTunes & App Store. On iOS 10.2 or earlier, go back to Settings > iTunes & App Store.
  4. Tap Sign In, then enter your Apple ID and password.

If you changed your Apple ID to share content with a family member or because you have multiple Apple IDs, try Family Sharing instead. With Family Sharing, you can link your family's Apple IDs into a group that can share purchases, photos, and more.

Messages

  1. Tap Settings > Messages.
  2. Tap Send & Receive. 
  3. Tap your Apple ID, then tap Sign Out.
  4. Tap Use your Apple ID for iMessage.
  5. Enter your Apple ID and password, then tap Sign In.

FaceTime

  1. Tap Settings > FaceTime.
  2. Tap your Apple ID, then tap Sign Out.
  3. Tap Use your Apple ID for FaceTime.
  4. Enter your Apple ID and password, then tap Sign In.

Learn more

FaceTime isn't available in all countries or regions.

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